Report: Chuck Fletcher to Wild

From NHL.com:


TheMinnesota Wildhired Chuck Fletcher on Thursday to take over as general manager, the second GM in their brief history.

A person with knowledge of the hire confirmed it to The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because an official announcement wasn’t planned until Friday afternoon.

The Penguins hosted theCarolina Hurricaneson Thursday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. Friday is a travel day between games, allowing Fletcher to attend his introduction in Minnesota.

Fletcher replaces Doug Risebrough, who held the Wild’s top front-office job from their founding in 1999 until he was dismissed in April.

Fletcher has been with the Penguins since 2006. Before that, he spent four years with theAnaheim Ducksas director of hockey operations, assistant GM and overseeing scouting and player development.

Fletcher spent nine years with theFlorida Panthersbefore joining the Ducks, including seven as assistant GM and one as interim GM.

Fletcher is the son of Cliff Fletcher, the current senior advisor for theToronto Maple Leafsand a former general manager for the Maple Leafs, Atlanta andCalgary FlamesandPhoenix Coyotes.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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